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Severe overpronation

Discussion in 'Foot Surgery' started by Enrique, Sep 14, 2019.

  1. Enrique

    Enrique Welcome New Poster


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    Hi,

    I suffer severe overpronation. I went to the podiatrist and, after running some biomechanic tests (attached, I am also attaching some photos of my feet) he made me some custom orthotics, but I don't feel totally comfortable wearing them, I feel there is still a long way to go. On top of that, I am looking for a permanent solution. That is why I did some research (my podistrist never mentioned there were other options) and discovered that there are several surgical options to treat my problem. I mainly read about HyProCure and asked him about the possibility of having it done, but after studying my feet using fluoroscopy he told me I was not a good candidate, as my feet didn't show a round hole (which I think it's called sinus tarsi) where the implant should go. I didn't want to give up, so I continued my research and found out there are some other surgery options, such as corrective surgery. I also talked to another podiatrist and he told me he does HyProCure to patients who have that hole (sinus tarsi) closed, like me. He also told me that my original custom orthotics were well made (which makes it clear to me they are not the solution I am looking for). On top of that, I´ve also found plenty of websites that state that barefoot or minimalist running correct hyperpronation. Many of those websites also claim that podiatrists are just interested in keeping patients as their clients forever, which they achieve with orthotics. As I am not a podiatrist myself, I am going crazy with all those options and not a single clear answer, that is why I registered here. I am interested in a permanent solution, so I think that corrective surgery or a subtalar implant (HyProCure or any other brand) would be the best solutions for me, but what do you think? Thanks in advance.
     

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  2. Enrique

    Enrique Welcome New Poster

    Could someone please reply...?
     
  3. Mark_M

    Mark_M Active Member

    Hi Enrique,
    I assume you are in the USA. From your photos I would not consider your pronation to be severe.
    Why are you considering surgery? Are you in pain? Is your mobility limited?
    Why did you get orthotics?
    Seems to be a drastic step from the information you have provided
     
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